ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Board’s paperboard was used by the winner in the Frozen and chilled foods category, Zoe & Zazu goat cheese packaging, at the 2018 European Carton Excellence Awards. The winning package is made of MetsäBoard Classic FBB 235 g/m2 and it was converted by Model. The Award Gala was held on 20 September in Riga, Latvia.
“Paperboard packaging has a wealth of attributes that can help maximise brand differentiation and create shelf-appeal as well as providing a truly sustainable alternative to fossil-based materials,” states Mika Paljakka, VP Sales FBB EMEA, Metsä Board. “We would like to extend our congratulations to everyone who participated in the vision, design and production of the winning carton.”
The jury looked for excellence in design, convenience, brand communication and the major role paperboard plays as an innovative packaging material.
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.
The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2017, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.8 billion, and it has approximately 2,350 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Metsä Group is a forerunner in bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers.
Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2017, and it employs approximately 9,100 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.